Articles Tagged ‘RAK’

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

Ryanair to grow by 4% at its Dublin home this year; Stansted link #1; Germany growing fast

While Ryanair’s largest base has been at London Stansted for years, and despite the airline being a true pan-European success, the ULCC’s spiritual home will always be in Dublin, the place from which this industry titan grew. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Irish capital city […]

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair adds 29 services in S18 new route rush

Ryanair kicks off first week of S18 with 29 new routes.


Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.  

Iasi Airport and Blue Air celebrate the one millionth passenger of 2017 for the Romanian airport by partying in style

Iasi Airport and Blue Air celebrate the one millionth passenger of 2017 for the Romanian airport by partying in style

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Blue Air’s Iasi celebration, Germania celebrates the launch of flights between Nuremberg and Tel Aviv, while Sydney Airport officially launches its Community Christmas Giving Appeal. There is also news from Eurowings and Saudi Arabian Airlines, plus Belfast City Airport. 

Ryanair adds more routes as winter season gets into full swing

Ryanair adds more routes as winter season gets into full swing

Ryanair has a quiet week – introduces 31 new routes between 31 October and 5 November.


Eurowings enters 10 new city pairs

Eurowings enters 10 new city pairs

Eurowings links seven of its German and Austrian bases with destinations in Croatia, Morocco, South Africa, Spain and the UK.

Norwegian makes a move on Marrakech from Helsinki

Norwegian makes a move on Marrakech from Helsinki

Norwegian begins a weekly service between the two cities – also starts Providence to Pointe-a-Pitre route. 

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

The biggest new route cake in Riga Airport history (it weighed 16kg and measured 1m x 1m) is just one of the 28 entries in the W17/18 Part I Cake of the Week competition. And yes you, the humble anna.aero reader, has the chance to select which one of these baked beauties scoops this top […]


Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair launches 83 new routes for W17/18 season

Ryanair commences services on 83 new routes in two days across 29 and 30 October.

Brussels Airlines adds services to North Africa and Spain

Brussels Airlines adds services to North Africa and Spain

Brussels Airlines launched new services from Brussels to Agadir, Enfidha, Hurghada and Lanzarote on 28 October, followed by a link to Marsa Alam on 30 October.

Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%

Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco and between November 2015 and October 2016 the carrier flew 6.7 million passengers with an average load factor of 65%. We take a closer look at the development of the carrier’s annual capacity, and which airports are seeing the greatest gains.